Nacho Cases

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Nacho Cases
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Cases warming up for Sporting Gijón
Personal information
Full name Ignacio Cases Mora
Date of birth (1987-12-22) 22 December 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth Gijón, Spain
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
AEK Larnaca
Number 16
Youth career
1993–1994 Codema
1994–2005 Sporting Gijón
2004–2005 → Revillagigedo (loan)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2011 Sporting B 71 (5)
2011–2017 Sporting Gijón 177 (10)
2017– AEK Larnaca 25 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 05:43, 6 June 2018 (UTC)

Ignacio 'Nacho' Cases Mora (born 22 December 1987) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Cypriot club AEK Larnaca FC as a central midfielder.

He spent most of his career with Sporting de Gijón, appearing in 183 competitive games over the course of four La Liga seasons (seven in total).

Club career[edit]

Sporting[edit]

Born in Gijón, Asturias, Cases was a product of Sporting de Gijón's prolific youth academy, Mareo. He made it to the B-team during the 2005–06 season, with them playing in the fourth division. Although he proved instrumental in helping achieve promotion to the third level two years later, he struggled for a place in the starting line-ups in the following years.[1]

A skilled midfielder, it was not until the 2010–11 campaign, at the age of 23 years – and acting as captain with the reserves – that Cases was finally given his chance to make his first-team debut, starting in a 1–1 away draw against Racing de Santander on 9 January 2011.[2] On 2 April, he assisted Miguel de las Cuevas in the 79th minute of a 1–0 win over Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, thus ending José Mourinho's nine-year unbeaten home league record.[3] He finished his first season as a professional with 18 La Liga appearances, in an eventual escape from relegation.

AEK Larnaca[edit]

On 22 June 2017, 29-year-old Cases announced he was leaving Sporting Gijón and bring to an end a 22-year association with the same club.[4] Shortly after, he joined a host of compatriots at Cyprus' AEK Larnaca FC.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played on 16 May 2018
Club Season League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sporting B 2008–09[6] Segunda División B 33 1 2[a] 0 35 1
2009–10[6] Segunda División B 20 1 20 1
2010–11[6] Segunda División B 18 3 18 3
Total 71 5 2 0 73 5
Sporting Gijón 2010–11[6] La Liga 18 1 0 0 18 1
2011–12[6] La Liga 21 0 1 0 22 0
2012–13[6] Segunda División 33 2 1 1 34 3
2013–14[6] Segunda División 27 2 0 0 1[b] 0 28 2
2014–15[6] Segunda División 33 2 0 0 33 2
2015–16[6] La Liga 24 1 1 0 25 1
2015–16[6] La Liga 24 1 1 0 25 1
2016–17[6] La Liga 21 1 2 0 23 1
Total 177 10 5 1 1 0 183 11
AEK Larnaca 2017–18[7] Cypriot First Division 25 0 6 1 0 0 31 1
Career total 273 15 11 2 3 0 287 17
  1. ^ Appearances in Relegation Play-offs
  2. ^ Appearances in Promotion Play-offs

References[edit]

  1. ^ El último canterano de su generación (The last youth player of his generation); El Comercio, 7 January 2011 (in Spanish)
  2. ^ 'Nos vamos a salvar', afirma Cases ('We will stay up', says Cases); El Comercio, 10 January 2011 (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Real suffer Sporting shock; Sky Sports, 2 April 2011
  4. ^ "Entrevista a Nacho Cases" [Interview to Nacho Cases] (in Spanish). Sporting Gijón. 22 June 2017. Retrieved 22 June 2017. 
  5. ^ "ΣΥΜΦΩΝΙΑ ΜΕ SPORTING GIJON ΓΙΑ NACHO CASES!" [Agreement with Sporting Gijón for Nacho Cases!] (in Greek). AEK Larnaca. 22 June 2017. Retrieved 22 June 2017. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Nacho Cases: Ignacio Cases Mora". BDFutbol. Retrieved 21 November 2017. 
  7. ^ "Nacho Cases". Soccerway. Retrieved 21 November 2017. 

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